Monica Young

                                                 Monica Young

 

Born in Georgia and raised in New Zealand and in the south I was exposed and inspired by a vast array of different arts and cultures.  I have always been a hands on learner and driven by creativity.  My Father's side of the family were builders and creators, early on I learned that a tool can be anything as long as it gets the job done.  My mother's side the family  gave me the gardening genes,  and both sides gave me the determination, strength, and will (some would say stubbornness) to never give up.   I worked as a professional gardener for some time and specialized in doing container gardens.  I realized no matter how gorgeous the planting if the pot did not have drainage it was doomed.  While visiting  family in New Zealand I told my boyfriend at the time ,now my Husband, that I could do a better job building containers.  I drew out my plan in the sand right then and there. ModPot was born in concept.  Here we are a decade later,two kids, and and a lot of stubbornness later, living in CO with my dream job.   It took sticking with it, a sincere love for the medium, and my loving supportive family.  I have been an art student since I became a student, and there is nothing that gets me going more than working with this versatile medium from traditional cement to hemp-crete the creative potential is endless! I am passionate about reusing, recycling , and re-purposing.  I am driven everyday to take the ordinary and create the extraordinary.  My aim is to make timeless functional works of art that are as gentle on the earth as they are on the eyes.